Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Ok, I have really been slacking with this blog thing and I am going to try and get back in the habit of posting regular updates.
My weight has been fluctuating a lot lately mostly due to me going overboard on the weekends, but I am done with that now. I am currently slightly over 170lbs and I will steadily be adding quality mass over the next few months. My first goal it to get back to 180lbs, from there 190lbs will be the next goal, and then 200lbs. I would like to get to 215lbs+ @or below 8% body fat before I have to start cutting again.
 I have been having really good workouts and my strength keeps going up, so that is definitely a good thing. I have pretty much been lifting by myself for some time now but starting today I will go back to lifting with my training partner once a week on chest day, this works out pretty well because now we can get back to hitting barbell bench-press.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hello again.

I have not posted for about 2-3 weeks now, I was on vacation for a week and I got out of the habit, but I am back now and I should be posting 1-3 times a week. Like I said I was off on vacation for a week, and I enjoyed some time off from the gym and my diet. I am back now and I have been hitting it hard in the gym and as a result of my time off and my relaxed diet my strength has gone through the roof, not only am I lifting heaver weights but I am able to perform more reps  as well. My goal is to reach 200lbs+ at or below 8% body fat before I will start cutting again, this should give me somewhere around 6-8 months to do so, it’s not impossible but it’s going to take some serious dedication. My current weight is a little over 170lbs so that means I need to gain about 30lbs in the next 6 months, that sounds like a lot but when you break it down week by week that means I will need to gain about 1.25lbs per week, this is doable I just need to make sure I am putting on quality size and not just body fat. My current daily caloric intake is just under 3000cal, and I will slowly up this to about 3500cal until my progress slows, then I will up it again and continue this cycle until I reach my goal weight or until I notice that I am putting on excess body fat . I have not made up my mind yet but I may incorporate carb cycling into my diet, I will decide in the next week or so and proceed accordingly.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Well I was not pleased with my deadlifts at all last night, my legs were still extremely sore from Friday so I was not able to hit the weight or the reps I wanted to. Other than that it was an ok workout, not spectacular but not bad either. If leg soreness continues to interfere with my deadlifts I will have to switch leg day and back day and see how that works.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Ok, so Friday I managed to have a pretty good leg day even though I was not feeling it. I decided to up the weight and drop the reps on squats, and then I kept the reps a little bit higher on everything else. This worked out pretty well, in fact my legs are still so sore that I can hardly walk, this is no good because I was supposed to deadlift tonight with my back workout. I will try to deadlift if I can loosen up a bit, if not I will forgo deadlifts this week.
On Sunday I hit shoulders, which was also a good workout, I actually managed to get shoulders sore which I have a hard time doing so that’s good as well. I also upped the calories this weekend so now I will be over 3100 calories per day so I should start seeing my body weight going up pretty consistently.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I hit arms last night and had a pretty good workout, I mixed it up a little and threw in some different exercises so that was a nice change of pace. Tonight I have to hit legs, and I have to say, so far I am not feeling it, I hope in the next 8.5 hours I can get it together and get ready for a big leg day because ready or not I will be squatting tonight. I will check my weight tonight and decide if I will up the calories again tomorrow, or if I will wait until Monday for the next increase. I have been eating every 2 hours now, and even though I have increased my intake and decreased the time between meals I am getting hungrier and hungrier.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


It’s not what you do when everything is going well and you are on top of the world that counts, anybody can be positive in these situations. What really counts and speaks to the strength of your character, or lack thereof, is how you react in the face of true adversity, it’s what you do when the chips are stacked against you, when you have been kicked, beaten, knocked down, when you have nothing left to give and when no one believes in you anymore. Then and only then will you understand what you are truly made of. So it’s your call, will you rise to the occasion, will you prevail against all odds, when everything seems hopeless will you press on with your head held high with nothing more than sheer willpower and determination driving you tirelessly forward, or will you become a prisoner of your circumstances, take the path of least resistance and surrender to defeat?  

Off Day!

Yesterday was an off day, so there is not a lot to write about, however I did spend some time setting up my next diet change which will take place today. I increased the calories by a few hundred and I am now slightly over my T.D.E.E. so the weight should start to come on a little bit quicker now. I addition to the increase in my caloric intake I am also testing out some new supplements and some different food sources, so I t will be interesting to see how my body responds to these changes.